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Actress Olga Kurylenko started out her Western acting career in spectacular fashion after being cast as Bond girl Camille in Quantum of Solace. Since then she’s had a steady career and has worked across several genres, though she appears to have caught the action bug, having starred in Hitman, Max Payne, Centurion and Oblivion. All of these films have seen her cast in the role of supporting character, her role the female counterpart to the male action hero. This week though sees Olga thrust straight into the action spotlight as she heads up Momentum.
In Momentum Kurylenko plays Alex Farraday, a mysterious thief pulled into one last heist by her former partner. The heist, as always in this type of film, goes awry and Alex finds herself embroiled in something much more important than mere diamonds. A cat and mouse game ensues as Alex »
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It's been developing for a while, with Pierce Brosnan attached to star for some months. But I.T. is finally gathering some momentum and filling in the rest of its cast, and the latest to come aboard is Anna Friel. She'll play Brosnan's wife in the techno-revenge thriller from Max Payne / A Good Day To Die Hard director John Moore.The film, which originated with producer David T. Friendly and at one point had Dan Kay on script duty and Stefano Sollima set to direct, sees Brosnan as a self-made businessman in the private plane-leasing trade, who somehow manages to annoy a young, disgruntled I.T. consultant. Naturally, because his nemesis is tech savvy, he decides to threaten Brosnan’s life, family and income. By the sound of it, he's the computer nerd From Hell...James Frecheville (The Drop) is the antagonist, and Stefanie Scott, as previously reported, is playing Brosnan's daughter, »
In a new interview, developer Remedy has revealed that a sequel to Alan Wake is still a "possibility"...
Celebrating its 20th anniversary this year, Finland's Remedy Entertainment has created some great games in its time, including the first two Max Payne games and the 2010 survival horror, Alan Wake.
Remedy's now working on Quantum Break, its third-person shooter for the Xbox One which also marries up to a live-action TV series. After that, the studio's creative director Sam Lake has revealed to Polygon, Remedy could be starting work on a sequel to Alan Wake.
“We are in a place where we are starting to look into the future and starting to have discussions about what is next,” Lake said. “Among other things, we are discussing the possibility of an Alan Wake sequel with multiple partners, but nothing has been decided. I would love to do that. It feels that time has »
There are some excellent videogame-influenced movies out there. They're just not based on videogames...
No, no, this isn’t a list of the worst movies ever made. It’s a choice selection of films from the last 20 years that have been based on videogames. And as you can see, it makes for grim reading. But why is that?
But before we get into that, some brief history.
“Videogames can never be art.”
Despite the huge success of the gaming industry, which is now the most profitable form of entertainment, videogames are still seen an inferior art form. The late, great Roger Ebert famously kicked a beehive in 2010 when he proclaimed that “Videogames can never be art.”, Long story short, »
4 items from 2015
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